A game of cat and mouse
Cats, you bring them into your home and suddenly you’re the guest. I can’t complain my two furry monsters always want my attention and it can’t hurt to be wanted, but it definitely and almost exclusively happens at the worst possible times ever. Namely when I’m in the middle of doing work on my computer. So I’ve gotten into the habit of taking a photo or two of them when it happens. Only on occasion, only when they are being particularly obnoxious, but after looking back I’ve got quite the collection of photos. I figure I would share the wealth.
It never fails, I’m working on a big project and one of my cats will suddenly be very interested in my existence. I’m routinely greeted when I enter a room with meows, which I should get on video because it’s really funny. But for the most part when I sit down, they both will ignore me. With the expectation of when I’m on my desktop computer. For whatever reason, they seem to love it. More specifically they love the space between the monitors and my keyboard, like so…
This one loves to hang out right in front of my monitors meaning I have to look around her to see what I’m doing. It’s not the end of the world until she stands up and I’m left trying to figure out how to see through the cat. She’s not the only one though, my other one has the same habbit.
Both of them really like the spot for whatever reason and I’ve never encouraged it or trained them to do this. In fact, I’ve tried (unsuccessfully) to discourage them getting up there, but it only made them want to do it more, so I try to live with it. Which means fighting for my keyboard when a certain cat stretches out.
If that was the extent of the issue it wouldn’t be the end of the world and really it’s more funny than anything else. This one, the one above loves to get in my face when I’m working and not petting her enough though so I need to stop what I’m doing to give her some love or she will let me know that I am a horrible person and must stop what I’m doing right now to correct this cosmic injustice.
That’s her subtly using her claw on my leg to remind me she needs pets and she needs them now! Attempts to discourage the gentle clawing/mauling have led to more… shall we say drastic action.
Yes, that’s a cat in my lap. It is not comfortable for either of us, but she does it anyway. When all else fails she just makes sure that I cannot continue my work.
Her sister is just as bad and does not appreciate the computer mouse.
You’ll notice the wire for the mouse is directly in her paws, thus keeping me from using it when I really should be working. She’s not the only one who has caught onto the necessity of my mouse. Fun fact, this photo was the inspiration for the title for today’s post.
Of course, when all else fails there is always the look sad tactic…
Or the look angry tactic
So yeah more of a photo journal of my life with the two cats who are constantly fighting for my attention, but only when I have important work to do. If I’m just relaxing, watching TV, or even on my laptop, I get left alone. Dare I say ignored! But the second the desktop computer gets turned on, I’m Mr. Popular and everyone wants my attention, or else!
To be fair these two have helped a whole ton with my mental health, so I guess they deserve a little love. Still, they have no respect for the work I do, I’m trying to get my PurrhD!
Yes that was a bad joke, no I will not apologize for it.